Recording partial-year depreciation and sale of an assetOn January 2,2017, Comfy Clothing Consignments purchased showroom fixtures for $17,000 cash, expecting the fixtures to remain in service for five years. Comfy has depreciated the fixtures on a double-declining-balance basis, with zero residual value. On October 31, 2018, Comfy sold the fixtures for $7,600 cash. Record both depreciation expense for 2018 and sale of the fixtures on October 31, 2018.

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Recording partial-year depreciation and sale of an asset

On January 2,2017, Comfy Clothing Consignments purchased showroom fixtures for $17,000 cash, expecting the fixtures to remain in service for five years. Comfy has depreciated the fixtures on a double-declining-balance basis, with zero residual value. On October 31, 2018, Comfy sold the fixtures for $7,600 cash. Record both depreciation expense for 2018 and sale of the fixtures on October 31, 2018.

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Double-declining-balance method:

It is an accelerated method of depreciation under which the depreciation declines in each successive year until the value of asset becomes zero. Under this method, the book value (original cost less accumulated depreciation) of the long-term asset is decreased by a fixed rate. It is double the rate of the straight-line depreciation.

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